I feel like this anniversary came up quicker than I expected. I continually talk about how I launched in July 2015 but I definitely have been slow to the uptake that we are now in July 2016 and that I am almost at my one year since launch.
I am thinking about ways to celebrate this milestone. I have been moving quite quickly in terms of promotion and client building though I keep feeling compelled to build more clients and to promote my business more and more. I am definitely out there as an entrepreneur. Sometimes, feels like too “out there”. I promote my business and also focus on trying not to throw too much spaghetti at the wall waiting to see what will stick. Meeting with my SCORE mentor made me focus more on revenues.
Sometimes, I feel so driven to just promote, promote, promote as much as I can and other times I think to myself that since I am already “out” there, maybe I do not have to push as hard but I even "work" on vacation (check out image below).
I do this, though, because I am very passionate about what I do. Just taking a look at the 12-months of archives on my blog and the amazing topics I share about helps me to remember that the promotion I do is really for the people I help be college, career and professionally ready for their next step.
In July 2015 when I launched, I started with blogging about other articles and sharing my thoughts and by September I was creating all original content. By January 2016 I began writing my books and as of May, I have 4 books published and more on the way. (Check out my books below --> order books here).
I have helped countless clients Brand themselves or just create rocking Resumes for their next step. I have created new product offerings based on my clients’ needs like the one-on-one Resumes and LinkedIn products which I wrote about on improving product offerings. I have trained 250 students on college and career readiness and look forward to training and preparing many, many more.
I have had various speaking engagements and look forward to more. All of this is not too bad for just one-year out of the gate (plus the previous 15+ years as entrepreneur, educator and executive).
I will be announcing soon my plans to celebrate my one-year anniversary – I am thinking a one-day flash sale for my products and services… still thinking though.
Any thoughts on what I can do to celebrate one year in business as The Next Step? Share away!
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Lisa Vento Nielsen